The rug arrived within 5 days. It is a short, polypropylene loop weave that is soft on your bare feet. The colors are crisp and pungent, true to the picture. The pattern is very large - about 30" circles. It is really stunning. I've had it on my uncovered deck for 2 weeks now and it's rained several times. The rug doesn't dry immediately but within 2 hours it is dry. I've ordered the Ultra Non-slip Rug pad to raise the rug up off of the brick and aid with drying.